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PublicJASDAQ:4755
Date4/2010
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

General Information

Websiteglobal.rakuten.co...
Twitter@RakutenGlobal
CategoryConsumer Web
Phone+81-3-6387-0555
Employees10,000
Founded2/1997
DescriptionOnline mall operator

Offices

Headquarter
Rakuten Tower, Shinagawa Seaside Rakuten Tower
, 4-12-3 Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Tokyo, 140-0002, JPN

People

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Chairman & CEO
Representative Director and Vice President Executive Officer
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Acquisitions

Total$2.39B
Viber Media, 2/2014 $900M
Viki, 9/2013 $200M
Webgistix, 6/2013
wuaki.tv, 6/2012
Kobo, 11/2011 $315M
Play.com, 9/2011 $39.1M
Tradoria, 8/2011
Ikeda, 6/2011
PriceMinister, 6/2010 $260M
Buy.com, 5/2010 $250M
eBank, 3/2010
Rakuten LinkShare, 9/2005 $425M

Investments

Coda Payments 12/2013
Carousell 11/2013
Slice 8/2013
Apcera 7/2013
The Grommet 9/2012
Pinterest 5/2012
AHAlife.com 4/2012
OZON.ru 9/2011

Funding

TOTAL $42.4M
FUNDING TOTAL $42.4M
Venture Round, 4/2006
Intel Capital
$42.4M

Competitors

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Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4755), is one of the world’s leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer and business-focused services including e-commerce, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, e-book, portal & media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe and North America. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 employees worldwide.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Screenshots

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Above: Rakuten Ichiba (Japanese version)
Uploaded: 5/17/12
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Above: Rakuten Global Marketplace (International version)
Uploaded: 5/17/12

Stock Price

Traffic Analytics

Compete

Global

Sources

  1. Japanese Internet Giant Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Exclusive: Japan’s Rakuten Acquires Viki Video Site for $200 Million (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  3. Watch Out Amazon, Japan’s Rakuten Buys E-Commerce Fulfillment Company Webgistix To Expand Further In The US (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten buys Spanish video-on-demand firm Wuaki.tv (thenextweb.com) [edit]
  5. Japanese E-Commerce Company Rakuten Buys E-Reading Platform Kobo For $315M In Cash (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Japan’s Rakuten Acquires UK E-commerce Site Play.com For $39.1 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Rakuten Acquires Tradoria in Germany (penn-olson.com) [edit]
  8. Japanese Online Retail Giant Rakuten Buys Brazilian E-Commerce Company Ikeda (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Rakuten Buys PriceMinister, Enters The European E-Commerce Market With A $250M Bang (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Buy.com Gets Acquired By Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten For $250 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Rakuten To Make eBank 100% Unit Via TOB (e.nikkei.com) [edit]
  12. Rakuten to Acquire LinkShare for $425 Million (Update3) (bloomberg.com) [edit]
  13. Singapore-based Coda Payments raises $2.3M from several Japanese firms (thebridge.jp) [edit]
  14. Marketplace App Carousell Raises $800K Seed Round Led By Rakuten (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  17. Daily Grommet Raises Series B Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  18. US start-up Pinterest raises $100 million in funding: Wall Street Journal (economictimes.indiatimes.com) [edit]
  19. AHAlife Raises $10.1M To Curate And Sell Hard-To-Find, Luxury Products From Around The World (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. OZON.ru Completes $100M Funding Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  21. EDGAR [edit]
  22. RS Empowerment acquires a minority stake in Sourcenext Corp (alacrastore.com) [edit]
    Rakuten Acquires Tradoria in Germany (businesswire.com) [edit]
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